commavia wrote:Vctony wrote:LIT and TUL make some sense (TUL moreso). However, with the latest Eagle additions it seems that COS, ICT, OKC, and YYC would make a bit more sense than any of these. Mainline BNA, MSY, and RDU seem to be the biggest holes and with WN cutting BNA and MSY it seems that AA could have some opportunity there.
While AA's capacity overall in PHX is down since the merger, I've been happily proven wrong about AA's ability to harness PHX's geography, place within the broader AA network and a fleet of RJs (that Southwest obviously can't match) to make some interesting adds out of PHX. With that said, all of the above - gate availability allowing - seem plausible to me:
* daily A319 to BNA, MSY and RDU
* daily CR9 to ICT*, OKC and (probably seasonally) YYC
* daily CR7 to COS*, LIT and TUL*
*I could also see COS, TUL and maybe ICT getting a daily CR7 to LAX (maybe twice daily for COS)
it's pretty amazing AA doesn't do PHX-COS, I'd have to imagine that's one of their most glaring markets. they'll do GJT and MTJ but not COS? pretty surprising!
BNA, MSY, and RDU are all overdue and AA is strong in all three markets, plus WN cuts and they only do PHX-RDU once daily. I believe all three were previously HP markets too? surprising there hasn't been a return.
I don't believe AA has cut a route outright out of PHX since the merger aside from YEG and YYC but now that we have Edmonton back that's it. someone correct me if I'm wrong?